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Live-In Maid
Live-In Maid
Actors: Norma Aleandro, Norma Argentina, Marcos Mundstock, Claudia Lapacó, Elsa Berenguer
Director: Jorge Gaggero
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama
UR     2007     1hr 23min

In this universally acclaimed film from writer-director Jorge Gaggero, Academy Award-nominated actress Norma Aleandro plays Beba, a sophisticated older woman whose recent divorce has left her in a precarious financial posi...  more »


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Actors: Norma Aleandro, Norma Argentina, Marcos Mundstock, Claudia Lapacó, Elsa Berenguer
Director: Jorge Gaggero
Creators: Javier Julia, Jorge Gaggero, Guillermo Represa, Diego Mas Trelles, Marina Zeising, Natalia Nuñez, Verónica Cura
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama
Format: DVD - Color - Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 12/04/2007
Original Release Date: 01/01/2007
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2007
Release Year: 2007
Run Time: 1hr 23min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: Spanish
Subtitles: English

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Movie Reviews

Live-In Maid
B. Torres | ithaca, ny United States | 11/27/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Excellent film. One year after its release this movie is still one the best. Go rent it and see for your self. I really loved it. Make sure the region code is 1, so you can see it without major problems."
Sad but Uplifting
Cary B. Barad | Baltimore, MD | 02/22/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)

"A charming and moving Argentinian Spanish-language film with subtitles. Contrasts the life and troubles of a once wealthy but vapid elitist with that of her loyal and long-suffering domestic worker as the country's economic system begins to corrode and affect each of them in similar--yet different ways. Very sad and uplifiting at the same time. Recommended not only as a work of theatrical art but also as a movie evocative of candid and realistic street scenes of the Argentinian capitol and countryside."
Spanish title: Cama adentro
R. Parker | San Diego | 09/01/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This was a wonderful film. Two women. The live in maid and the woman she works for--together for more than 30 years until economic problems forces the maid to leave. But they have been together for 30 years and it's difficult to just go separate ways. They are tied by a strong bond. And, actions speak louder than words in this movie. Rent it and you won't be disappointed, it was wonderful. It has won 7 awards, including latin film festival and sundance."
Excellent look at the Argentine economic crisis of the early
Andy Orrock | Dallas, TX | 08/23/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This is excellent film. The unseen actor here is Argentina's severe economic crisis of the early 2000s. There's no overt mention of it, but as we peer in here, it's ripped a giant hole in the fabric of the country. We see its wake played out in one household. Patrician upper-cruster Beja Pujol (Norma Aleandro) struggles to maintain her dignity, lifestyle and regal bearing. Her 'cama adentro', Dora (Norma Argentina), clearly knows more about the situation than she's letting on. Writer/director Jorge Gaggero plays out an incremental role reversal with a subtle but brilliant denouement that finds both protagonists at Dora's residence.

Ms. Aleandro played the mother in the enjoyable Ricardo Darín film, Son of the Bride. One of my favorite films - in which the Argentine economic crisis again plays a significant backdrop - is Nine Queens ("Nueve Reinas") That's Darín yet again, along with a poker-faced Gastón Pauls. What else to say about that film (tough to even start without babbling and giving away key plot lines) except that it's writer/director Fabián Bielinsky's masterpiece."